South Tyneside is winter white as the first snow falls this season

South Tyneside has turned into a winter wonderland in first snow fall.

Youngsters were pulling on their wellies and woollen mits to play in the snow on the way to school.

Winter scenes - photo sent in by Adele Lindsay.

Winter scenes - photo sent in by Adele Lindsay.

Across the borough people have been sending in videos and photographs of fun in the white stuff.

The Met Office said throughout today there will be biting northerly winds with local coastal gales developing and maximum temperature reaching 3 °C.

There will be further wintry showers through the night and a cold and frosty start to Friday with wintry showers becoming lighter and less frequent by afternoon. Best of sunny spells in morning then turning cloudy by dusk and maximum temperature 5 °C.

The outlook for Saturday to Monday is weather turning milder during the weekend with some mainly light rain possible.

Looking chilly outside - image by Syd Dickinson.

Looking chilly outside - image by Syd Dickinson.

Brrr it's cold out there. Photo by Susan Parker.

Brrr it's cold out there. Photo by Susan Parker.

Little one enjoying the snow on the Lakes Estate - photo by Sarah Louise Rutherford.

Little one enjoying the snow on the Lakes Estate - photo by Sarah Louise Rutherford.

Looking festive. Image by Lyndsay Conway.

Looking festive. Image by Lyndsay Conway.

Someone's having fun in the snow on Simonside. Image from Jeni Carr.

Someone's having fun in the snow on Simonside. Image from Jeni Carr.

Deciding if he should venture out. Photo by Claire Whitfield.

Deciding if he should venture out. Photo by Claire Whitfield.